Prophetic Healing and Deliverance Ministries founder and Gunners Football Club sponsor Prophet Walter Magaya is at the centre of controversy for allegedly assaulting a Herentals supporter at Motor action sports club on Saturday.
The alleged victim, Nyasha Chanakira, claims Magaya slapped him three times as Gunners trailed Herentals 1-0 in the twilight stages of their Northern Region soccer league match.
Indications are that the incident was precipitated a few minutes after Herentals had taken the lead in the 74th minute when Prophet Magaya, reportedly, out of frustration decided to leave the ground as fans jeered.
“I celebrated when Herentals scored. When I was celebrating I was called by Walter Magaya when he was going out. I thought he wanted to tell me something when he attacked me behind the Herentals team bus.
“He held me by the shoulder and it looked friendly at first and then he slapped me about three times. Ndakarohwa mambama anenge three and bodyguard obvaandipawo dzinenge two.
DID YOU PROVOKE PROPHET MAGAYA ? ” I was only telling him that no mdara team yako ine potential but it’s unfortunate you have lost . “Maybe that’s provocation since he is some one injecting money to the team.
WHERE YOU HURT ? ” I nose bled and I am having a headache . I am at home . My head is aching and it worsened this morning (yesterday).
WHO WITNESSED THIS ? “So many people saw this. The police told me to look for three witnesses and go to Rhodesville (Police Station). I found those three people because they were there but I just decided not to report.”